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Tom Vater

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Fears over safety of tourists in Phuket – Natalie Paris interviews me in The Daily Telegraph

Natalie Paris reports in The Daily Telegraph on the state of Phuket, Thai holiday island, long in the grip of mafias and gangsters. I add my two Baht worth. Read the full story here. Tom Vater, Telegraph Travel’s expert in Bangkok, said that while Thailand remains a safe and attractive destination overall, visitors to Phuket […]

The Telegraph’s Bangkok Expert On Safety In Thailand

I’ve just published a small info page on safety for travelers in Thailand in The Daily Telegraph, part of my regular guide to Bangkok. Check out my brief missive here…

From the Archives: The Water at the Center of the Universe – Lake Toba, Indonesia

Can you imagine it? A crystal-clear tropical lake, surrounded by volcanic mountain, dotted with immense waterfalls? A green, lush island the size of Singapore in its center, populated by an independent, happy-go-lucky indigenous community? An extensive yet underused tourist infrastructure for almost all tastes and budgets? No crowds? No curfews? No high-rise condos? In South […]

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